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Alternative Courses

Alternative Courses

Any course that is set by a reputable body, and covers the above criteria, recognition and length requirements outlined above can be considered as a suitable alternative to a First Response Certificate. Examples of reputable bodies include: St John Ambulance, The British Red Cross, British Canoeing, Mountain Training, etc.

Any course that is set by a reputable body, and covers the above criteria, recognition and length requirements outlined above can be considered as a suitable alternative to a Full First Aid Certificate.

Where an external course does not cover an element of the syllabus listed above the member should take the time to make themselves aware of the signs, symptoms and treatment of these conditions, or undertake additional training in order to cover them. It's often possible for participants to request additional topics to be covered during a First Aid course that they are attending or to speak with a local Scouts first aid trainer to cover the final elements.

First aid training organisations

If you're not sure where to start, make contact with your local first aid organisation such as British Red Cross or St John Ambulance. You can also make contact with them nationally using the links below.

St John Ambulance (for England)

St John Ambulance Cymru (Wales)

St Andrew First Aid (Scotland)

St John Ambulance Northern Ireland

British Red Cross